Monday, 14 January, 2019
Let go of the Leash
With great power comes great responsibility.
The more you acquire- the more you inherit.
And as responsibility goes up, so does the need to control…right?
The highest and best form of efficiency comes through the spontaneous cooperation of a “free” workforce.
Spontaneous means- “occurring without apparent external cause.”
In other words- people doing the right things, in the right way because they want to- even when no one is watching.
As a LEADER, you create “highest and best efficiency” by:
1. Being present, visible, and consistent
2. Creating and communicating “right things”
3. Role modeling and reinforcing the “right way”
4. Letting go
Purpose and Autonomy- you’ve heard this before.
This is what it looks like.
BTW- you also need to provide LOTS of regular feedback (especially with younger team members).
Most feedback will be positive.
Granting autonomy, allowing team members to empower themselves, is a CHOICE.
And [in the beginning] it takes…GUTS (aka COURAGE).
HOWEVER- when positive spontaneity “tips”, and it WILL when you do it right- that’s when the ‘magic’ happens.
You will no longer be a ‘fire fighter’.
The toughest part of your job will be to keep up with the people who report to you.
It’s a blast.
And the thing is- it’s not ‘magic’ at all.
Be BOLD- let go of the leash.
Tim Autrey, Founder/CEO